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Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) in the Permo-Carboniferous: From Icehouse to Greenhouse

  • Presents the reader an overview of studies in glaciology and the changes in sedimentation that took place in the Falkland Islands (Las Malvinas) during the Permo-Carboniferous period
  • This book characterises and interprets changes in depositional processes and environments documented, revealing the evolution of the palæoenvironment in the region
  • The volume of new information researched and original data collected makes this an interesting read for geologists and paleontologists

Series: Springer Earth System Sciences

By: Kate Horan(Author)

174 pages, 65 colour & 7 b/w illustrations


Paperback | Mar 2015 | #216639 | ISBN-13: 9783319087078
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Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) in the Permo-Carboniferous focuses on the sedimentology of the Hells Kitchen Member of the Port Sussex Formation in East Falkland (Las Malvinas). This member comprises deposits documenting the switch from Icehouse to Greenhouse conditions in a fragment of the Gondwana supercontinent during the Permian. Sedimentary logging, X-Ray Fluorescence data and reflectance data measured over this interval will be presented in detail in Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) in the Permo-Carboniferous and used both to support a facies evaluation and an investigation into the orbital control of climate at this time.


- Introduction
- Overview
- Geographical context
- Geological Context
- Structural and tectonic history
- Materials and methodology
- Overview
- Logging
- Reflectance scanning
- XRF data
- Clast data
- Total organic carbon
- Results
- Logging
- Reflectance scanning
- XRF data
- Clast data
- Total organic carbon
- Analysis of results
- Sedimentology and structure
- Fitzroy Tillite
- Hells Kitchen
- Black Rock Member
- Reflectance data
- XRF data
- Total organic carbon
- Core comparison: autocorrelation
- Discussion
- Sedimentology of the East Falkland (Las Malvinas)
- Facies evaluation
- Understanding the cause of the facies changes
- A role for orbital forcing? Milankovitch theory and its application in the Carboniferous
- Development of an age model
- Demise of the ice
- Conclusion
- Summary of findings
- Regional overview

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Kate Horan recently graduated with a BA and a Masters degree in Natural Sciences, specialising in Earth Sciences, from the University of Cambridge. She is now undertaking a PhD in Earth Sciences at Durham University with particular interests in climate change, glaciology and the carbon cycle.

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